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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: What Kind Of Spider?

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kc8lcw
Columbus, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2005
5:04 AM

Post #1742787

Does anybody know what kind of spider this is? This is the first year I have ever seen one in the garden this color!
Dave

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kc8lcw
Columbus, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2005
5:05 AM

Post #1742789

This is its underside:

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TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2005
5:13 AM

Post #1742802

Argiope aurantia
tubbss5
Aurora, IL

September 6, 2005
5:23 AM

Post #1742807

We call them Banana Spiders! I hate these things!!!! Other common names; Black and Yellow Garden Spider,
Black and Yellow Argiope, Writing Spider, Golden Garden Spider.
kc8lcw
Columbus, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2005
5:45 AM

Post #1742819

That is definitely it! Thank you for your quick responses! I hate spiders! They just freak me out, and when I saw this one wrapping up it's lunch (a large cicada), I really freaked! I ran right to the shed for the bug killer! I'm sorry, just a wus here!

Dave
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2005
5:54 AM

Post #1742822

Don't kill them! These spiders are harmless to humans (at least they've never bothered me) and they eat lots of bugs. Here's a picture of my pet spider...

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trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2005
12:26 PM

Post #1743010

i count myself lucky when i get one or two of these in my garden. please don't spray them! they will eat what eats your plants. debi

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